Anytime someone asks me to suggest books to read I say, “Anything by Terry Pratchett.” I just think you can’t go wrong with anything of his, butttt, for those of you who aren’t that into the Fantasy/Brit genre, after the jump, a more varied (although, admittedly, girlier) selection.

Junot Diaz

A Stir of Echoes
Richard Matheson

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

Lost Souls
Poppy Z. Brite

The Dirty Girls Social Club
Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez

A Wrinkle in Time
Medeleine L’Engle

Practical Magic
Alice Hoffman

Woman Hollering Creek
Sandra Cisneros

The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Krik? Krak!
Edwinge Danticat

100 Wicked Witch Stories

Ovid’s Metamorphoses

Just As I Am
E. Lynn Harris

Stephenie Meyer

In the Time of The Butterflies
Julia Alvarez